A Leprechaun Treat

12 03 2009

Shamrock Rice KrispiesSt. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by people all around the world. It is a day of festive food, fun, and family. People celebrate by wearing green, eating green foods, and attending parades.

In honor of the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, we tried this fun and easy leprechaun recipe. 

You can try it too!


  •  3 tablespoons  butter or margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40)  regular marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • green food coloring
  • green decorating frosting (optional)


1. In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Add green food coloring to the mix, and stir until smooth.

2. Add Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into shamrock shapes and decorate with green icing. Enjoy!

You can add green food coloring to any of your favorite treats: Mac and cheese, jello, ice cream, milk. Try cucumbers, celery, pickles, grapes or anything green! Even make green “leprechaun” apple juice.




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